Geek Catalog Update for 8/9

People And Profile

And the Geek Catalog project continues – and I keep finding more fascinating resources and initiatives.  I’ve written some scripts to help me out, and yes, eventually this is going to get anchored or just put into a database.

What amazes me is that I just keep finding stuff.  Things I heard of, things I didn’t hear of.  We geeks have a lot of ways to change the world.

So what’s added this week?


  • Charity
    • Little Geeks – A Canadian charity that refurbishes donated computers, and gets them to children in need.
  • Female Geeks
    • The Ada Initiative – An organization that supports women in technology, with a heavy emphasis on codes of conduct, training, and an embrace of open source.

Fans-Harry Potter

  • Charity
    • The Harry Potter Alliance – A chapter-based alliance of HP fans engaged in charitable works, with a heavy emphasis on social justice and leveraging fandom for the greater good.


  • Community
    • – A site dedicated to hackerspaces, from the latest news, to tools to make one, to lists of one you can join. Great to find people of a like mind so you can work together.
  • Education
    • MIT Open Courseware – Classes available online for free – from MIT. Sadly the major way to get involved is to donate, but it’s a good cause.



  • Wildlife
    • Project Noah – A software platform that brings citizen scientist together in various projects to record and preserve biodiversity and understand nature.


  • Literacy
    • Kids Need To Read – A charity promoting a culture of reading, providing books to various institutions, especially those that support disadvantaged children.


There you go – get active!

– Steven Savage

Steven Savage is a Geek 2.0 writer, speaker, blogger, and job coach.  He blogs on careers at, publishes books on career and culture at, and does a site of creative tools at He can be reached at